Another favorite Christmas Carol is the Little Drummer Boy – and Pentatonix sings it at this link. I thought you might enjoy some history about this well-known song. “Before it became world famous as the ‘Little Drummer Boy,’ the song was originally titled ‘Carol of the Drums’ because of the repeating line ‘pa rum pum pum pum,’ which imitates the sound of a drum.
It’s not certain who wrote the song, but the ‘Little Drummer Boy’ is believed to have been written by Katherine K. Davis in 1941. The song lyrics are said to be based on an old Czech carol. It was recorded for Decca as ‘Carol of the Drum’ by the Trapp Family Singers in 1951 and credited to Davis.“
If you would like to sing along the lyrics are here –